Lotus Symphony **AWOL**

Last Updated on August 15, 2018

IBM Lotus Symphony is a rich set of intuitive applications for creating, editing, and sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

The suite is based on Eclipse Rich Client Platform for its shell and OpenOffice.org. 1.1.4 for the core office suite code.

Users can enjoy the easy-to-use interface and online community for templates, tips and support.

Businesses can control software acquisition and upgrade costs, provide ability to compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats, protect future access to documents with support for ODF and support a global workforce with Lotus Symphony’s native language support for over 23 languages. Developers can extend their applications with the power of Lotus Symphony through support for plug-ins.

Features include:

Symphony Documents

  • Easy to create documents with predefined document templates
  • Fast formatting with predefined styles for paragraphs, characters, and headings
  • Contextual toolbars and editing menus
  • Inline spell checking and correction
  • Graphics that you can insert to create a variety of tables, charts, diagrams, and drawn items
  • Automatic creation of a table of contents, footnotes, indexes and footers and headers
  • Support for a variety of file types, including Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite
  • Export documents to Adobe PDF for easy sharing

Symphony Spreadsheets

  • Easy to create new spreadsheets or use built-in spreadsheet templates
  • Single, tabbed user interface to launch all Lotus Symphony applications and access all open document types
  • Large library of mathematical functions that can be applied to cells
  • Robust formatting of text, cells, and spreadsheets
  • Formula evaluator to edit complex equations used in spreadsheets
  • Data table offers pivot table functionality
  • Support for tracking changes as you edit and revise spreadsheets
  • Support for a variety of file types including Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite
  • Export documents to Adobe PDF for easy sharing

Symphony Presentations

  • Easy to create presentations from scratch or from preconfigured presentation masters
  • Single, tabbed user interface to launch all Lotus Symphony applications and access all open document types
  • Easy to manage formatting for slides, text boxes, drawing objects and graphics
  • Slide show flow and timing control
  • Support for charts, tables, drawing objects, and graphics
  • Animation for graphics and slide transition effects
  • Support for a variety of file types including Microsoft Office and Lotus SmartSuite
  • Export documents to Adobe PDF or HTML format for easy sharing


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